Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Shropshire Man Charged With Arson


By Ben Aulakh

A Telford man has been charged with eight counts of arson after a series of attacks on motor vehicles in the Leegomery and Hadley areas of the town in the past few weeks.

The 22-year-old, who appeared at the town’s Magistrates Court, has been charged with seven counts of arson; and one of arson, recklessly endangering life.

Chief Inspector Paul Moxley of West Mercia Police said, “I'm pleased to be able to report this man has been charged, but I would like to reassure local people that our investigative work into these incidents has not stopped”.

“We are determined to trace every individual who has been involved in the recent series of arson attacks and a team of officers will continue to be dedicated to this investigation.”

West Mercia Police are also encouraging anyone with further information or suspicions about the fires to come forward with the details as soon as they can so we can act on it.

Chf Insp Moxley added, “I would also ask anyone who sees suspicious behaviour around motor vehicles to continue to report it to us immediately.”

Anyone with information about any of the recent incidents is asked to contact the police on 0300 333 3000; alternatively Crimestoppers can also be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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